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th her family at a homeless shelter, she gives me hope. [ cheering and applause ] >> the auto worker who won the lottery after his plant almost closed but kept coming to work every day and bought flags for his whole town and one of the cars that built to surprise his wife, he gives me hope. -- [ cheering and app >> the family business in warode, minnesota, that didn't lay off one of a single of their 1,000 employees when the recession hit even when their competitors shut down dozens of plants, even when it meant the owner gave up some perks and ecause they understood that their biggest asset was the community and the workers who had helped build that business. they give me hope. [ cheering and applause ]
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>> i think about the young sailor i met at walter reed hospital still recovering from a grenade attack that would cause him to have his leg amputated above the knee. six months ago we would watch him walk into a white house dinner honoring those who served in iraq, tall and 20 pounds heavier, dashing in his uniform with a big grin on his face, sturdy on his new leg and i remember how a few months after that i would watch him on a bicycle racing with his fellow wounded warriors on a sparkling spring day inspiring other heros who had just begun the hard path he had traveled. he gives me hope. he gives [ cheering and applause ] >> he gives me hope. i don't know what party these men and women belong to.
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i don't know if they'll vote for me, but i know that their spirit defines us. their they remind me in the words of scripture that ours is a future f if you share that faith with me, if you share that hope with me, i ask you tonight for your vote. [ cheering and applause ] >> if you reject the notion that this nation's promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election. must if you reject the notion that our government is forever beholden to the highest bidder, you need to stand up in this election. [ cheering and applause ] stand up >> if you believe that new plants and factories can dot our landscapes, that new energy can power our future that, new schools can provide ladders of opportunity to this nation of dreamers, if you believe in a country where everyand everyone does
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their fair share and everyone plthe same rules then i need you to vote this november. same rules, then i need you [ cheering and applause ] >> america, i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. yes, our path is harder, but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together. our road is longer, we don't turn back. we leave no one behind. we pull each other up. we draw strength from our victories and we learn from our misour eyes fixed on that distant horizon knowing the providence is with us and that we're surely blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on earth. thank you. god bless you and god bless these united states.
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care of our own ♪ where every road is home we take of our own ♪ we take care of our own ♪ where every place is home we take care of our own ♪ ♪[ music ] ♪ ♪
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♪[ music ] ♪ >> now the candidates are nominated. the republicans have made their case. the democrats have made their case. as we do each four years, the party faithful cheer and now the season can begin. labor day has passed and now in earnest we'll work our way toward november the 6th and the kickoff for the democrats was tonight. mike emanuel is in the skybox as the confetti falls inside the arena. mike, thoughts? >> bottom line is the latest polls suggest it's essentially a tie, 46% for barack obama and joe biden, 46% for mitt romney and paul ryan. the big picture is what really matters is the 8% of americans at home watching. did the speech tonight move any of them into the obama/biden
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column? pollsters will check that in the coming days. i should note the president did not mention his signature piece of legislation, his healthcare law. he did not the stimulus package, $800 billion he passed in the opening days of his administration. perhaps it was because he thinks they may not be popular with undecided people. the other question is whether people are undecided because they don't like his policies or because mitt romney has not sold him on his vision. they are very different visions and the next 60 days will be about finding those undecideds and bringing them in one direction or the other. >> mike emanuel has gotten a response from the romney and ryan camp that reads boston, massachusetts as the confetti continues to fall in charlotte. tonight president obama laid
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out the choices in this election make being the case for more of the same policies that haven't worked for the past four years. he offered more promises, but he hasn't kept the promises he made four years ago. americans will hold president accountable for his record. they know they're not better off and that it's time to change direction. mitt romney and paul ryan will restore america's promise and deliver a better future for our country , fair and balanced. continuing coverage of the democratic national convention now on this station. on your late local news analysis now on fox news channel on cable and satellite and i'll see you each weeknight there 7:00 eastern. i'm shepard smith. good night. n >> this has been a fox news special presentation.
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> the crowd cheering on president obama as he made his case for four more years in office on the final night of the democratic national convention. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm brian bolter. the president used the primetime address to focus on fixing the economy and the hopes of swaying undecided voters in the tight race. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has more on tonight's speech. >> good evening. barack obama is known as a skilled speaker himself and he seemed to connect tonight with his democratic audience in north carolina. the question, though is did he connect with the independent and undecided voters in this country who still have to make up their minds? the president took the stage at the convention shortly after 10 p.m. highlighting the differences
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between himself and former governor mitt romney. he defended his decisions to push his healthcare reform law and focused in on national security records such as ending the iraq war and killing osama bin laden and the president took issues with differences he says expressed in the democratic convention in charlotte and the republican convention last week in florida. >> now our friends down in tampa at the republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america, but they didn't have much to say about how they'd make it right. they want your vote, but they don't want you to know their plan. now i won't pretend the path i'm offering is quick or easy. i never have. you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. you elected me to tell you the truth. [ cheering and applause ] >> and the froth is it will
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take more -- truth is it will take more than a few years to solve challenges that have built up over decades. four years ago i promised to end the war in iraq. we did. i promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11 and we have. [ cheering and applause ] >> we've blunted the taliban's momentum in afghanistan and in 2014 our longest war will be over. [ cheering and applause ] >> a new tower rises above the new york skyline. al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and osama bin laden is dead. [ cheering and applause ] >> of. >> real achievable plans that will lead to new jobs, more opportunity and rebuild this economy on a stronger foundation, that's what we can do in the next four years and that is why i'm running for a second term as president of the united states. [ cheering and applause ] >> directly before that address
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the president's remark were preceded by an emotional address by vice president joe biden who at times appeared to be fighting back tears as he talked about american casualties. biden's tone changed when talking about the republican ticket who he says have been overly critical in his words of the u.s. economy. >> we know we have more work to do. we know we're not there yet, but not a day has gone by in the last four years when i haven't been grateful as an american that barack obama is our president because he always has the courage to make the tough decision. [ cheering and applause ] >> i've got news for governor romney and congressman ryan. gentlemen, never ever, it never makes sense, it's never been a good bet to bet against the american people. >> back now with some screens
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from the convention, a live picture of the benediction going on at the conclusion of the convention this week in charlotte, north carolina. brian, they won't have long to savor this moment tonight. they are heading up to new kicweeks of this campaign. >> and it's on. tom fitzgerald tonight. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all. [ cheering and applause ] >> an emotional moment tonight inside the convention hall as former congresswoman gabrielle giffords led democrats in saying the ellen of allegiance. giffords -- the pledge of allegiance.
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giffords as you know critically wounded from a shooting spree in tucson and resigned from congress to focus on her recovery. stay with us. in a few minutes fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin will join us live from charlotte. we are following developing news involving the dematha high school football team. the washington post reports online five players are no longer on the team after allegedly hiring prostitutes from a call service early saturday morning after the stags won their first team of the season against the team from hillside, north carolina. the post reports two players have withdrawn from demartha. two may face expulsion and a fifth faces disciplinary hearing. an elderly woman from suitland is credited with saving her life and helping police arrested man who beat and robbed her. investigators say what she did to fend off the attack was the key to cracking this case. fox 5's audrey barnes has the story. >> reporter: an elderly woman who hives in this suitland apartment complex was -- lives
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in this suitland apartment complex was duped into opening her door in february. >> someone knocked. she answered the door and asked who was there. the person said it's your neighbor. >> reporter: the suspect forced his way inside unleashing a vicious attack on the 84-year-old woman. >> in an effort to get away she bit the suspect on his hand. he again violently assaulted her. at that time she offered the suspect money to stop assault her. >> reporter: police say he took $50 fled from the balcony. after she was attacked the elderly woman was left lying on her floor and stayed there more than a day until one of her neighbors noticed her door was slightly cracked and went in and found her. >> reporter: when investigators arrived, they found evidence on her balcony that would blow this case wide open. the suspect's blood from that bite was sent in for dna analysis. prince george's county police received a confirmed match on
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august 15th and it led them to 56-year-old rodney william blanton of suitland. he was arrested august 30th, welcome news to neighbors. >> it's nice to know that they really actually made an arrest because she's a very elderly lady. she doesn't bother anyone. >> reporter: unless her life is on the line. >> actually she saved her own life by biting the suspect and that actually freed her. >> reporter: now blanton has lost his freedom held without bond facing assault, burglary and robbery charges. audrey barnes, fox 5 news. word of a police involved shooting in district heights, maryland, around 5:00 this evening on county road. a man was wounded and taken to a local hospital for treatment. the details are sketch yes, not clear why the man was shot. the officer was not injured. police are investigating. gating. also an investigation into the flooding problems in d.c.'s bloomingdale and lee detroit park neighborhoods. remember this -- and ledroit
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park neighborhoods. remember this from sunday night? a huge mess. here's more incredible video of flooding after more summer storms. the two neighborhoods have flooded four times since july sending raw sewage and floodwater into homes. today d.c. officials talked about one measure they're taking to mitigate flooding in the area. >> this is a workshop on back flow prevention. a back flow preventer is a device that can be installed in the house. d.c. water has a program for their installation. so this workshop and the one saturday are designed to help homeowners understand what questions to ask their plumber when they prepare to have one of these installed. >> fox 5's matt ackland got an exclusive look at the search for the problem in the sewer system. >> first street northwest, a reverse inspection of a manhole possibly buried. >> reporter: it is a massive search for what might be a big
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clog in the tunnel between bloomingdale and ledroit park. d.c. water has deployed video cameras in all 9,000 feet of tunnels. in some spots it shows things are very clear, but in other locations you can see what appears to be roots and other debris. we're told this blockage here is coming from a home sewage line. >> i think this is coming from a service that's coming in this line right here. >> reporter: unfortunately for the people who have lived through this flooding for decades, especially after several strong summer storms recently no major clog has been found yet. >> we almost wish that we'd find one, we could solve it and get moving on it. we have not found obstructions in the system. >> reporter: d.c. water is also trying to come up with some simple ideas, something they can do fast to leave some of the water pressure here in bloomingdale. one idea, maybe using part of the sidewalk as a drainage
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area. another thing is passing out rain barrels, similar to what you see here, this trash can. the rain would run off someone's roof into a barrel and then that rain would never make it into the street. >> going from downstream manhole m manhole 629 to upstream 53588. >> reporter: meanwhile the search underground continues. special equipment is being used to clear this minor debris, but as d.c. water looks for a major clog, they fear the true problem is capacity, too much rain at one time. >> we are fully mobilized determined to find some solutions. >> reporter: matt ackland, fox 5 news. up next live in charlotte with reaction to president obama's speech. >> plus a despicable act on holy ground, a pastor and another man robbed at gunpoint inside a d.c. church. tonight there's a new clue police want you to see that could lead to the gunman. >> later on the news edge an intern is beaten bloody in a
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d.c. neighborhood. now the chief of police has a plan to stop the streak of violent crime.
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no offense, america, our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the paths we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> president obama saying his job is far from done telling the american people that the country is on the right path towards economic recovery as he accepted the democratic presidential nomination. joining us now from charlotte fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. mark, it was hard to live up to the previous speeches leading up to tonight. do you feel like president obama was able to at least deliver the speech that needed to be delivered or a little bit of a letdown? >> everybody has their own style and john kerry was so good he should have given that kind of speech when he was running as the nominee of a
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party. bill clinton the night before was true clintonesque. obama has his own style and i thought what he tried to eject was an optimism, a forward looking position, not dwelling on the past and look, he's got a supportive audience of the party faithful. you really can't give a bad speech in this at. >> did president obama tonight make it clearer than perhaps ever before that there really is sort of a have's and have not's in his vision of america? >> well, he said that there were a different perspective about how to solve the problems of this country and that there were different paths and that it was definitely a different choice to choose him rather than governor romney. so it was very clear and very
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distinctive and i thought he also tried to go after governor romney in terms of lack of military experience and tried to also history his image as somebody who had been tested. >> do you see the administration getting a bounce here as typically these speeches tend to do in conventions or where do you see it going from here? >> no. he'll definitely get a bounce, but michael dukakis got a bounce and he was 17 points ahead. the next step is the debates where you see both of them on the stage and you pick up the particular nuance and texture and that will define the election probably more than anything, but both conventions had unity. they gave respectable speeches
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and now the voters, very few undecided, i think will make their determination based on the debates and, of course, the organization of the grassroots, but nobody was hurt by their conventions and there's no damage done and they come up uplifted and that's the point of these conventions. >> quickly my last question for you in about 30 seconds or so, did you hear anything tonight from president obama that will sway the independents? they're the ones that decide these elections. >> yes. i think what he tried to do is that he's experienced and that he as commander in chief has more of an understanding of the world and foreign affairs and what you do in time of crisis. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin, live in charlotte. outreach side on the
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republican side mitt romney had no -- on the republican side mitt romney had no public appearances, but paul ryan said not to listen to president obama's speech because it would just be talk. >> you see, president obama can give great speeches. he can blame other people in the pass, but he can't tell you we are better off as a nation. >> the president argues the nation is better off than four years ago but he says he needs a second term to continue heying the foundation for a strong -- laying the foundation for a stronger economy. the secret service will not prosecute a d.c. police officer who may have made threatening remarks about first lady michelle obama. the officer was accused of threatening the first lady in july. police chief lanier says her department is looking at the issue. >> our internal affairs is handling an administrative investigation. >> reporter: do you consider it poor judgment or potential threat? >> can't comment yet. >> the unnamed officer is still
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working while the investigation continues. police released a new clue trying to track down a gunman who robbed two people inside a church saturday. that's the suspect there in the video running across the street following a man inside st. stephen's church in northwest and held up the victims moments later. fox 5's karen gray houston has the story. >> reporter: st. stephen and the incarnation episcopal church on newton street in northwest is an activist congregation known for its good works. >> it has a great tradition and history of helping others selflessly. >> reporter: located in a historic district it's a diverse church housing a homeless ministry and other assistance programs. civil rights radical h. rep brown once spoke here. someone with a gun came here to steal. look at this surveillance picture.
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this armed robber followed a man into the church around 12:26 saturday afternoon, forced him onto the floor, put a handgun to the back of his head and said yo, do you have any money? >> an armed robbery inside a church is particularly heinous. >> reporter: alicia horton is executive director of thrive d.c. which is run in the church basement. she wasn't shocked to learn the man had stolen a wallet and iphone from the victim. >> practically every staff member has had their car broken into in the parking lot including myself. we had an invasion once during the day. >> reporter: last saturday a pastor was in the sanctuary, heard the commotion and walked in on the robbery in progress. the suspect pointed the gun at her, too before fleeing
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